Daily Life. View more articles from Kasey Edwards. Follow Kasey on Twitter Email Kasey. We shouldn't make the mistake of trying to protect our children's innocence by maintaining their ignorance, writes Kasey Edwards. Photo: Stocksy.
Daughter's habit at bedtime has become a worry for us
Q We have a four-and-a-half year old daughter who is lively, intelligent and friendly and she gets on great with her little sister. Sometimes she can be a little nervous at times or want things done a particular way, though this is nothing unusual. The concern I have is around masturbation. She plays with herself down there constantly. I know a certain amount of this is normal for a little girl, but that hand is in there a lot.
Together, let us resolve to end the discrimination and poverty that perpetuate this harmful practice. And let us help those who are already married to lead more fulfilling lives. All members of society will benefit when we let girls be girls, not brides. In many societies, marriage is a celebrated institution signifying a union between two adults and the beginning of their future together. Unfortunately, millions of girls still suffer from a vastly different marriage experience every year.